Trees go missing in Magness Crescent

by danielbarker on 18 August, 2017

Colleagues in Short Heath Ward have been chasing up Clean and Green for an answer to questions from a number of residents of Magness Crescent following the disappearance of three street trees in recent months. Here’s the answer they received: “We have recently removed three trees at Magness Crescent. All three were removed due to […]

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The number of new building projects in the public sector fell by 10% in part because of the snap general election in June, according to construction analysts. Glenigan says non-residential project starts were 15% down on the same period in 2016, with education, health, infrastructure and community and amenity sectors facing the sharpest declines Civil […]

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No Place like Home? by Jo Swinney*

by danielbarker on 16 August, 2017

The morning the result of the Brexit referendum was announced, emotions were running high at my daughters’ school gates. The Polish mother of Daughter Two’s best friend wept as she told a group of us how her son, age 6, had asked at breakfast whether England would change its mind if he said sorry. A […]

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Published in The Observer by Denis Campbell Health policy editor on Sunday 13 Aug 17 10.43 BST Poor people face years of failing health and earlier death compared to the rich, despite government pledges to reduce inequality The poorest in the country face a double whammy of early death and poorer health while still alive. […]

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The Urgent Care Centre based in Walsall Town Centre was opened in October 2015 on a short term basis following public consultation. The longer term plans were that local urgent and emergency care services would be brought together at Walsall Manor Hospital. The aim of the centre was to reduce the need for a visit […]

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NHS Walsall CCG and Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust (WHT) have been undertaking a review of the sustainability of providing a hyper-acute stroke unit (HASU), in line with the recommendations given in the National Stroke Strategy. The strategy identifies major stages in a stroke patient’s pathway and stresses a need to reorganise the way in which […]

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Rough sleeping is set to increase by 76% in the next ten years, according to new analysis by homeless charity Crisis. The research found that at any one time last year, 9,100 people were sleeping rough, while more than 37,00 households were living in hostels. More than 68,00 households were ‘sofa surfing’ while 12,100 were […]

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For years, Mike Bird has been trying to draw a distinction between his brand of Conservatism and the Government’s. He and his local Conservatives have supposedly been on our side, fighting against cuts imposed on us by central government. I believe that the Walsall Tory response to the Council decision to buy part of the […]

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POLITICS IS A DIRTY OLD GAME

by danielbarker on 13 August, 2017

By Ian Shires on 11 August, 2017 They say that politics is a dirty game, and following the events this week it’s easy to see why people might think that. No I’m not talking about Donald Trump with his finger on the nuclear button, or the continuing my Brexit’s better than your Brexit argument within […]

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Stroud Avenue – Skip’s gone, at last !

by danielbarker on 11 August, 2017

Through Walsall Lib.Dems. badgering the owners via council officers, the skip by the former Cavalcade site on Stroud Avenue, Short Heath has been removed. The skip has gone from the what used to be the entrance to the car park of the Cavalcade pub. It took a lot of badgering to get it shifted but […]

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